Richard Rothstein is a Prospect contributing editor, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, and senior fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at U.C. Berkeley School of Law.
The Making of Ferguson: How Decades of Hostile Policy Created a Powder Keg
Long before the shooting of Michael Brown, official racial-isolation policies primed Ferguson for this summer’s events.Richard Rothstein | October 13, 2014
Race or Class? The Future of Affirmative Action on the College Campus
Focusing college-student recruitment on poor neighborhoods can overlook middle-class African Americans entitled to affirmative action.Richard Rothstein | June 22, 2014